Wizardry isn’t all house points and chasing golden balls around on sticks you know – it’s serious stuff! Out in the real world where the real wizards can be found, it’s a matter of frantic survival, with only your pointy hat and staff for protection. There are constant wizard duels occurring too, and these aren’t limited to just one versus one; we’re talking multi-bearded conflicts with magical words being shouted in every direction.
Spellbound captures this real life wizard bloodsport and has actually just opened its doors to the public, inviting them to compete themselves. There are several things you need to learn about wizard fights before you can really excel, and none of it involves having a scar on your forehead. Firstly, you need to know that Spark is a rather good spell and you should you get near a wizard using it against you, you’ll likely end up dead. Secondly, despite having a top down view of your wizard, you will get sneak attacked and this can be very deadly. Thirdly, be very careful with how much of your mana you use as its regeneration speed is based on how much you have – the more mana you have the faster it will regenerate. This means that if you go in for the attack you’re going to be left vulnerable for a short period of time afterwards.
If you’re up for giving Spellbound a go, you can play the early alpha version by downloading it from here, and yes it supports single and multiplayer. Take heed of our teachings and you should do alright, young fledgling. If you really like the game then it’s most certainly worth considering helping to further the game’s development over on Kickstarter. Otherwise, check out the developer’s official website for more information.